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Four things you need to know about ASPR18

The Association of Staff Physician Recruiters’ annual conference is the biggest week of the year for the PracticeLink team. It’s an opportunity for us to connect with hundreds of our clients, meet new friends, share news on our latest developments, and simply say thank you for the past year’s business. We spend months preparing, and announcing the festivities ahead is almost as much fun as the conference itself.

This year’s ASPR conference, slated for April 21 – 25 in Chicago, promises all of the excitement of previous conferences with a few twists. Here’s what you should know before you go.

Innovation Theatre

New in 2018, ASPR will introduce Innovation Theatre. Presenters are invited to share a unique and innovative product or service demonstration. These 25-minute presentations are scheduled in the afternoons during the breakout tracks.

We hope you will join us on Monday, April 23 at 1:45 for a presentation, The Brave New World of Physician Recruitment, by our Founder/CEO Ken Allman who will unveil exciting new technology. Our development team has been working for two years to bring PL5, a new recruitment management system, to our clients. We have been focused on developing best way to help you find the best possible physician in the fastest possible time for the lowest possible price. We can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to.

Keynote Speaker

Every year ASPR brings the brightest leaders in healthcare to their conference stage, and this year is no different. Dr. Kevin Pho, widely known as KevinMD, a social media superstar and the founder of, a leading physician voice in today’s complicated and evolving healthcare landscape. PracticeLink is proud to sponsor Dr. Pho’s keynote address on Monday morning at 9am.

Ken is looking forward to taking the stage to introduce Dr. Pho and officially kick off a day full of professional development and the best of the physician recruitment world. Fifty lucky attendees will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Pho and receive a signed copy of his book, Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices.

A Night Out with PracticeLink

On Tuesday, April 24 from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm, we hope you’ll join us just down the street at SPiN Chicago (344 N State St), a ping pong social club. Take our word for it; ping pong isn’t just for kids. This trendy club has exploded in big cities across the country, combining the interactive fun of ping pong with a lively club atmosphere, complete with a DJ spinning tunes and a mixologist crafting specialty drinks.

We invite you to let your competitive nature show by challenging a colleague to a match. Or, if you’re more of a spectator, you’ll enjoy watching professional players who will be showing off their skills. Attendees will receive their very own PracticeLink ping pong paddle set. You may just bring the fun of ping pong back to your office conference table (results may vary)!

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One of our favorite parts of ASPR each year is coming up with the giveaways available each day when you stop by our booth (#308). On Sunday, you’ll receive a sleek, black PracticeLink vest with the Recruit. Hire. Heal. tagline on the back right shoulder. We want you to keep warm in style while you’re in the windy city.

Start your Monday off with a stainless steel PracticeLink tumbler, the perfect travel mug for your morning commute or post-work gym class. On Tuesday, swing by to pick up a grey, wicking hat with the Recruit. Hire. Heal. tagline across the front. This runner’s-style hat will keep you cool and shaded on the go. We’ll also be handing out PracticeLink watches in your choice of black, white or orange. Nancy Anderson, our trade show and event manager, who keeps her eye on the latest trends says old school watches are back in style. No more checking your phone to know the time; the traditional timepiece is new again!

Our giveaway-a-day is just another way we say thank you for choosing PracticeLink. We are honored to be a leading online recruitment resource for practices, hospitals and healthcare systems across the country. We can’t wait to see you later this month!

Don’t forget to RSVP to our Tuesday night event at SPiN Chicago!

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